Not every institution is made of bricks and steel. Some are less substantial, but just as important.
At East Side Christian Church in Evansville earlier this month, cheers erupted when yarn piece number 12,000 was added to a yarn ball brought by storyteller Susan Fowler.
"I reference it as 'a world of smiles', but really, it's a yarn ball. Officially, it is a cardboard dodecahedron depicting the earth, with pieces of multi-colored yarn wrapped around it that represent a hope and a positiveness for this earth," says Fowler.